Head-to-Head Comparison of the Military Branches

National Guard resources McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base
Master Sgt. Stephen Fraley, left, and Master Sgt. Juan Castro connect the training and education needs of the Air National Guard at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in Tennessee, July 28, 2014, with resources available at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center. (Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Young/U.S. Air National Guard)

Deciding to join a particular branch of the military can be difficult. Sure you might have a general idea of what you want to do, but have you seen what all the services have to offer? Get an overview of all the services and continue exploring details throughout the site.

Ways of joining -- Check out full-time and part-time options.

Enlistment options -- Join the military when the time is best for you.

Enlistment incentives -- Get bonuses for joining.

Joining as an officer -- Challenge your leadership abilities.

Job choices -- Explore your career options.

Recruit training -- Compare boot camp and recruit training.

Education benefits -- Enhance your career with higher education.

For more in-depth information on the benefits available to service members, you also can check out our resources section:

Finally, remember that conditions and benefits can change -- always check with your local recruiters to keep updated with what each service can offer you.

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